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Personal Use Fuelwood Season Extended

News Release

November 8, 2018

Media Contact: Deb Schweizer
(760) 873-2427


Twitter: @inyoinfo

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Personal Use Fuelwood Season Extended

The Inyo National Forest announces that personal use fuelwood season has been extended throughout the month of November, weather permitting.


Fuelwood collection typically ends at the end of October to reduce resource damage that can occur from wet conditions caused by typical fall storms. Due to unseasonably warm and dry conditions, the forest is extending fuelwood collection as long as conditions are favorable.


Previously obtained fuelwood permits that haven’t been used are still valid or residents may purchase additional tags (as long as they don’t exceed the household limit). Fuelwood permits may be obtained at the following locations: 

  • Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center in Mammoth Lakes (760-924-5500), seven days a week, from 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

  • White Mountain Ranger Station in Bishop (760-873-2500), Monday- Friday, from 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Please call ahead to confirm that staffing is available to sell permits. 


Maps showing areas open to cutting are available with a purchased fuelwood permit. Copies of fuelwood maps are available on Avenza. Fuelwood permits are still $15 per cord with a two cord minimum.


Current locations to consider for collection include Reversed Creek, Dry Creek, Sherwin Creek Rd tank farm area, and north of Northshore Drive in June Lake (across from the entrance to Oh Ridge Campground), and near the Crestview Fire Station, where wood from fuels reduction has been bucked into rounds.


Please call 760-873-2555 (option 2 for public wood cutting) to determine if chainsaw use is allowed for the day. This automated message is updated at 4:00 p.m. daily for the following day.


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